US president Donald Trump:  the US midtterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6th. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

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Actor Owen Roe reading from Ulysses at the top of the Joyce Tower in Sandycove Co Dublin on Thursday morning as part of Bloomsday celebrations. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

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